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hollidayRobin Holliday

turq_smallOwner and Curator, HorseSpirit Arts Gallery

After working in National Security for 26 years, Robin Holliday experienced several life-changing events that helped her realize that life is precious and short.  So, she left her career behind to pursue her life-long dream to embark on a personal journey as an artist and to one day own an Art Gallery.

In 2009, Robin created HorseSpirit Arts, LLC and began exhibiting her own art in local juried art shows.  In 2013, Robin opened HorseSpirit Arts Gallery, where she exhibits the work of many local artists.

suncatcher_smallShe chose the name HorseSpirit because she believes in the healing power of connection with animals, and horses in particular.  And like a horse’s spirit, her creativity runs wild!

Robin’s aspiration as an Artist is to inspire, and bring joy and hope to people through her art.   She was raised in an abusive home, and it is this harsh beginning that now enables her to understand the importance of being kind.  It is also this background that drives Robin to create “uplifting art,” as well as to develop relationships with others that are authentic and meaningful.

aqua_small purplesun_smallRobin designs and creates one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry from natural gem stones.  She also creates crystal sun catchers and mobiles.  Her jewelry is made from stones such as Amethyst, Pearls, Turquoise and Black Onyx, combined with her metalwork.  Her sun catchers & mobiles are styled using faceted lead crystal prisms (both new and recycled) and hand-made lampwork beads. When the sunlight hits the crystal prisms, it is refracted and creates beautiful rainbows throughout the room.  Robin creates everything using sterling silver-plated or 24K gold-covered wire & findings.

  • Education:   Bachelors of Science, Nuclear Engineering, North Carolina State University (NCSU), 1983. Masters of Science, Nuclear Engineering (Minor Mathematics), NCSU, 1986
  • tibet_smallHonors & Awards:   Department of the Navy Superior Public Service Award-1995; Center for Naval Analyses (CNA) Phil E. Depoy Award for Analytical Excellence-1996; International Women’s Forum (IWF) Leadership Foundation Fellows Recipient-1998/1999 (co-sponsored by the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government); Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Center for International Studies SEMINAR XXI Fellow-2005/06; and Appointment to Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory Principal Professional Staff-2007.

bluesun_smallRobin lives in Columbia MD with her wonderful husband Max Crownover – a cherished blessing in her life.  They share their home with two golden retrievers and six cats.   Robin has also been a Group Fitness Instructor since 1990 and teaches Aerobics, Body Pump and Dance for the Columbia Association.

We’re located in Historic Old Town Ellicott City at
8090 Main Street

Gallery Hours

MONDAY 11am–7pm
TUESDAY 11am–7pm
WEDNESDAY 11am-7pm
THURSDAY 11am–7pm
FRIDAY 10am–8pm
SATURDAY 10am–8pm
SUNDAY 10am–6pm

Dear Friends, Let me introduce you to Local Artist Jennifer Hudson who just joined HorseSpirit Arts Gallery. Jennifer creates beautiful, intricate cut paper artwork.

About the Artist: Jennifer Hudson is a Maryland based artist, who has close ties to Howard County and Ellicott City in particular. An avid animal lover, Jennifer began her career as a watercolor painter with an emphasis on realistic nature scenes and surreal illustrations. Jennifer’s love of the natural world is evident in the use of flora and animals in her work. Jennifer studied watercolor painting with Brenda Kidera. She continued her visual arts education at the Baltimore School for the Arts with a concentration in painting.

After graduating in 2014, Jennifer continued to paint but was intrigued by the world of contemporary paper art. Inspired by the elaborate costume and art design of television shows such as Game of Thrones, Jennifer became interested in textile-based work, especially that of Jeff Nishinaka, creator of the Night King paper sculpture. Jennifer’s visit to Hillwood House Museum’s Pret a Papier exhibit served as additional inspiration and an introduction to “Pulp Fashion”, the art of Isabelle de Borchgrave.
Self-taught in cut paper art, Jennifer uses an exacto knife and her imagination to craft delicate works in 2-D that display movement, texture and dimension akin to sculptural works. As she continues her exploration, Jennifer strives to create pieces that will demonstrate a finely-honed technique and be a source of delight to the viewer. Continuing motifs are foxes, wolves, delicate flowers and lace-like structures.

Jennifer has exhibited works across Maryland including: The Columbia Mall, The Baltimore School for the Arts Segal Gallery, BWI Airport, Howard County Department of Education, Howard County Center for the Arts, Center Stage, Hotel Brexton, XS Restaurant, Night Owl Gallery, Vintage Vault and Gallery, The ClayGround Studio and Gallery, and Mt Vernon Marketplace.

Her paper work “Night Fox” was the Juror’s Choice winner at Art Howard County 2017. Outside of her art career, Jennifer is a fan of the Nerdist podcast and is owned by a Jack Russell Terrier named Tyrion.

In closing: Please come see Jennifer’s lovely artwork along with the original creations of 47 other Local Artists. I look forward to welcoming you to the Gallery. Abundant Kindness, Robin Holliday

HorseSpirit Arts Gallery, Owner / Curator
Robin.Holliday@horsespiritartsgallery.com
HorseSpiritArtsGallery.com
8090 Main Street, Ellicott City MD 21043
Gallery: 410-461-3505
Open Daily: Monday-Thursday, 11AM-7PM, Friday & Saturday 10AM-8PM, Sunday 10AM-6PM
Voted "Best Art Gallery" Howard County 2016

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OPEN TODAY and EVERY DAY between now & the end of 2017! We will greet you beverages, cookies, candy and festive attire! Look forward to seeing you! Much kindness, Robin Holliday

HorseSpirit Arts Gallery, Owner / Curator
Robin.Holliday@horsespiritartsgallery.com
HorseSpiritArtsGallery.com
8090 Main Street, Ellicott City MD 21043
Gallery: 410-461-3505
Open Daily: Monday-Thursday 11AM - 7PM+, Friday & Saturday 10AM-8PM+, Sunday 10AM-6PM
Voted "Best Art Gallery" Howard County 2016
#ECStrong, #EllicottCity, #HoCo, #ArtGallery, #HoCoArts,
#OEC
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Roads icing up (Saturday 9 Nov) so HorseSpirit Arts Gallery closing at 7PM. Please be safe tonight. Much kindness, Robin ... See MoreSee Less

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HorseSpirit Arts Gallery is OPEN today until 8:00pm! (or later). We have hot coffee, cookies and chocolate kisses awaiting you! Abundant Kindness, Robin Holliday ... See MoreSee Less

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Dear Friends, Gifts for the Holidays are waiting for you at HorseSpirit Arts Gallery in Old Ellicott City, MD. Come find a unique treasure for a friend and loved from the original creations of our 47 local Artists. And enjoy all the shops and restaurants in Old Ellicott City! We look forward to welcoming you. Much kindness, Robin Holliday

HorseSpirit Arts Gallery, Owner / Curator
Robin.Holliday@horsespiritartsgallery.com
HorseSpiritArtsGallery.com
8090 Main Street, Ellicott City MD 21043
Gallery: 410-461-3505
Open Daily: Monday-Thursday 11AM - 7PM+, Friday & Saturday 10AM-8PM+, Sunday 10AM-6PM
Voted "Best Art Gallery" Howard County 2016
#ECStrong, #EllicottCity, #HoCo, #ArtGallery, #HoCoArts,
#OEC
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